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Study: Getting enough sleep is important for newborns


The blissful sounds of a newborn baby – but how do you get them to sleep through the night?  

New parents often hear that, by 6 months, their baby should be sleeping six to eight hours. But, as many parents know, babies don’t always follow the rule book.

A new study found that many normal, healthy babies don’t sleep through the night at 6 or even 12 months.

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Babies who did not sleep through the night did not show more problems with cognitive, language, or motor development.

So set your baby down to sleep and hope for the best, but they may not start giving you a peaceful night’s sleep until well past their first birthday.

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